Charleston Race Discrimination Lawyer
Employment Law Firm Also Serving Morgantown & West Virginia
Have you suffered racial prejudice in the workplace? Race discrimination can be a frustrating and demeaning experience, especially if your complaints are ignored. No one should have to tolerate this type of treatment—it is prohibited by both state and federal law. That means you have legal options when facing racial discrimination in the workplace, so consider reaching out to one of your race discrimination attorneys.
If you believe you have been a victim of this type of discrimination at work, Rod Smith Law PLLC is here to help. Our legal team takes discrimination claims very seriously. We use our 25+ years of collective legal experience in employment law to fight for you in seeking the justice you deserve.
Phone us at (304) 406-7076 to speak to a Charleston race discrimination attorney today. You can also contact Rod Smith Law PLLC online.
Facts about Race Discrimination in West Virginia
As an employee, you are protected by the West Virginia Human Rights Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act for race discrimination in the workplace.
If your employer is found to have subjected you to this type of prejudicial treatment, you may be eligible to recover damages specific to your case.
Workplace discrimination can occur in many ways, such as in:
- Pay raises
- Work assignments
- Leaves of absence
- Work schedules
You may have left your job due to the discrimination that made it hostile and unsafe. You may have been passed over for a promotion or denied a pay raise when others no more qualified than you received one. In these cases, you may have lost wages as well as have suffered emotional distress.
If you have experienced any of these events, and suspect race was a contributing factor, contacting a discrimination attorney near you is the next step. One of our race discrimination attorneys can help you file a claim that will help you protect your career and compensate you for the damages your career may have suffered.
A discrimination claim may allow you to recover:
Human loss type damages such as emotional distress, loss of indignity, embarrassment
Punitive damages against the employer to prevent such behavior from repeating
Work with the Charleston Race Discrimination ATTORNEYS at Rod Smith Law PLLC
Our employment discrimination law firm has deep roots in the community. We want to ensure our workplaces are safe for all, which is why we bring such a fighting spirit to the clients we represent.
We encourage you to let us put our decades of legal experience and dedication to work for you.
No recovery, no fee. Call our Charleston race discrimination lawyers to talk about your case for free at (304) 406-7076.
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A large employer allowed a female employee to be repeatedly subjected to sexual harassment and failed to take action even though management knew of the degrading conduct. After a hard fight, we recovered $400,000 for our client.
$1 Million Sexual Harassment
We represented female employees who endured relentless sexual harassment in the workplace by their supervisor. The work environment was so bad for these young ladies that they had no choice but to quit. We successfully obtained a $1,000,000 settlement on our clients’ behalf. Rod Smith Law, PLLC strives to make workplaces safer and free of sexual harassment.
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A large employer failed to protect our client from being sexually harassed and groped in to the workplace by her male co-workers. We fought for our client and held this large employer accountable for the actions of their employees resulting in a $400,000 settlement.
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A healthcare facility fired our client in retaliation for reporting understaffing in violation of the West Virginia Patient Safety Act. Safety should never be silenced. We obtained a $500,000 settlement on behalf of our client.
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